About Us

MISSION:

The mission of the Greenwich Autism Alliance foundation is to promote local autism awareness & acceptance and grants to support teachers & families of children with autism. The GAA grants 100% of net fundraising to schools, agencies, professionals and families who provide support & services for individuals with autism.

ABOUT US:

Greenwich Autism Alliance (GAA) was founded in 2007, and we are in New Jersey. We are a local NW NJ autism charity to benefit our state support organization, Autism NJ, as well as our local special education teachers and schools. We run an annual golf outing to raise funds, and we’ve granted over $800,000 to date! Transparency is VERY important to us, so please let us know if you have any questions.

Autism remains a national and state health crisis.  The statistics continue to worsen, and autism is the second most common developmental disorder in the United States affecting one in every 68 children nationwide; in New Jersey, 1 in 26 boys is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Our work strives to improve the lives of people affected by autism, and most importantly, to reach beyond the confines of autism and change attitudes that have traditionally created barriers for people with autism and developmental disabilities.  Your involvement helps us to break down these barriers to create opportunities for participation in school, recreation and the community: life!

WE HAVE GRANTED $800k+ OVER THE PAST DECADE SINCE OUR FIRST OUTING IN 2007:

*$380,000 Autism NJ: ANJ diligently works and advocates improving the lives of people with autism

*$94,000 Greenwich Township Board of Education: training & support funds donated to our home school district were used to provide hundreds of hours of inclusion consultation, specialty teacher training to special ed teachers and parents, technology, services, educational materials, Junior Autism Ambassador Club funding, books, autism awareness events

*$65,000 Social Thinking Groups
(STG) Scholarships: Social thinking therapy encompasses intensive small group & one on one social skill interventions for persons with social challenges, esp. Autism Spectrum Disorder

*$44,000 GAA Community Grants Program:
Family & teacher grants for iPads, respite, learning programs, conference training, specialty home equipment, support group, autism programs, emergency grants, school instructional materials, etc

*$44,000 Phillipsburg High School: Funds and support donated to our sending high school district were used to fund teacher training, technology support, iPads, educational materials, the Liner Buddies Club for social inclusion, classroom donations, and autism awareness programs

*$35,000 scholarships to Rutgers University DDDC: (7) $5,000 scholarships to the Graduate School of Applied Professional Psychology, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (DDDC); awarded at the graduate school level for study in the field and treatment of autism; five PhD doctoral candidates in clinical psychology committed to the goal of becoming therapists in the treatment of autism

*$35,000 High School Scholarships:
(35) $1,000 scholarships at the high school level to sponsor students of unique abilities locally in Warren County, NJ who have graduated from high school and desire post-secondary higher education

*$33,000 local support organizations: Branching Out Foundation, REACH, Ability2Work, Abilities, etc. grants to support organizations to further work supporting people with special needs locally

*$32,000 NJ Daredevils: Special hockey program for children of ALL abilities: “Hockey Is For EVERYONE!”

*$17,000 Warren County Special Services School District and Stepping Stone School: iPads, Listening Program, classroom supplies, playground equipment, positive behavior incentives, respite grants, etc.

*$15,000 Autism Society of Delaware:
(3) $5,000 donations in support of the POW&R program – Productive Opportunities for Work and Recreation — a role model community based work program for adults

*$11,000 POAC: sponsored Verbal Behavior (VB) seminars provided by POAC with 100+ teachers, parents & professionals receiving 15 hours intensive training FREE; and safety seminars to parents and first responder training

The Greenwich Autism Alliance (GAA) is a 501( c )(3) tax exempt foundation and as such donations are fully tax deductible under section 170 of the code.  GAA EIN is 26-0192605, and 501 ( c )(3) tax exempt documentation will gladly be furnished upon request.


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